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Valve Gear Explanatory Videos

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by ruddingtonrsh56, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. ruddingtonrsh56

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    Apologies if this is already referenced in a thread elsewhere and I just haven't searched hard enough for it...
    I was wondering if anybody could point me in the directions of any videos which do a good, clear job of showing and explaining how steam locomotive valve gear (Walschearts and Stephenson's particularly, but I wouldn't be averse to other types, e.g. Gresley Conjugated, Joy, Bulleid Chain etc) operate. I've always struggled to get my heads around the mechanics of this just from diagrams in a book (my only resource away from an actual loco or model so far), so a video that tells me not only what each bit is, but what causes it to move and what it causes to move would be very welcome and beneficial!
     
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    http://www.billp.org/Dockstader/ValveGear.html
     
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    Also worth looking at the late Don Ashton's pages, although they may be more focused on the engineering and/or be more detailed than you need.
    Http://www.donashton.co.uk
     
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